Coconut Thai Grill

by sara on December 7, 2010

After leaving the ICE exhibit, we tried to hit up BB Bop for dinner but they are closed on Saturday and Sunday.  Um, really?  Hi, it’s the 5.5 million people that live in the city and are hungry, have we met?  Jason admitted he had a craving for tortilla soup so we started to drive towards Cantina Laredo.  However, we passed a new restaurant on Beltine called Coconut Thai Grill that looked like a sleeper.  I did a quick Yelp search and discovered that it was, indeed, magical.  We did a screeching u-turn with tires smoking and rap blaring out the windows (we were in Carrollton, we had to).  Turns out = brilliant decision.  Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new favorite Thai joint.

To start, we ordered the veggie summer rolls served with some choice peanut sauce.  I am that person that licks the bowl when the last of the peanut sauce is used.  Remember that next time you order.

Coconut Thai Grill has very modern decor but feels very warm and homey.  They have candles on every table and a coconut shell piece of art on the wall.  Two things I wish I had in my house.

The meal started off great.  The veggie summer rolls were delicious.  We were also having great conversation about coconuts and what kind of vacuum we should buy.

Then…it arrived.  My Pad Kee Mao.  Three star spicy level (out of four).  Crushed red pepper, thai chili noodle heavens this was good.  Last meal on death row?  No, funnel cakes, what are you dumb?

Panang Curry for Jay-dawg.  Gonna have to subtract some points for plating, but this was off the charts delicious as well.

Toasted sesame seeds on top of the rice for good luck.

There’s a good chance this might have been an old house.  Or a Waffle House.

We’ve been watching too much Harry Potter lately.


My memory charm didn’t work 🙁 so I played drums.

We were still hongry (not really but how do you turn down mango with sticky rice?) so we ordered dessert.  Jason was real excite!

The sticky rice and custard sauce was phenomenal.  The mango is not exactly in season so it wasn’t the best I’ve had but it wasn’t bad.  I want you to note the cherry and mint sprig on top.  It’s those extra touches that make me think there really is a Santa Claus.

As per usual, our vacuum argument went a little too far and I had to give the ring back 🙁

Despite breaking off the engagement (lol j/k), we had a Thairiffic meal and are probably going back this week.  Go try it!  I think you’ll like it!

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Married to Thai Guy December 7, 2010 at 11:10 am

Me talk Thai very well! Pictures look bamf. What a romantical date! Nothing says romance like fish sauce, curry and Thai chili peppers! Hey, it worked on me! Yay Thai food! Stop it and then stop it and then start it!


Tracie December 19, 2010 at 8:45 pm

Just FYI, Coconut Thai is in an old Long John Silver’s building. I grew up in Carrollton and that building has been there as long as I can remember. Coconut Thai is definitely our favorite Thai place also. Next time, try the coconut, pineapple soup! It is Orgasmic!!!


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